SEASON-BY-SEASON GUIDE 2007 - 2016
Sundowns claimed the title again – with Igesund grabbing his fourth winners’ medal – finishing 10 points ahead of second-placed Silver Stars. Downs had recorded a PSL record 11 winsins in a row during the campaign. Midfielder Godfrey Sapula was namedd Player of the Season, while Muhsin n Ertugral won Coach of the Season after leading Ajax Cape Town to fourth and the he Absa Cup title. Top-scorer was Jomo Cosmos’ Chris Katongo with 15 goals.
SuperSport United won the first of three league titles in a row despite a record low points total of just 54. Ajax came close however: aftafter SuperSport lost 2-1 to Celtic on the final day, Ajax could only draw 2-2 ata Golden Arrows when a win would have been enough to win the league.leagu Somewhat bizarrely, the PSL introducedin a Footballer of the Year prize to go with their Player of theth Season award. Pirates’Teko ModiseMod won the former while SuperSport’sSup Elias Pelembe claimedclaim the latter.
SuperSport win again with 55 points, this time edging Pirates on goal-goaldifference. A goallessalless draw at Santos on the finalnal day of the campaign gave them the point they needed. eeded. Modise again picked cked up the Footballerr of the Year prize and hiss teammate Lucas Thwala thee Player of the Season. The late Richard Henyekane was top-scorer with 19 goals withth Hunt again named thee best coach.
A hat-trick of titles for SuperSport, this time ededging out rivals Sundowns by a point. TThe league was over by March to allow fofor national team preparations for the 2012010 World Cup. SuperSport won the leagleague despite losing their last two matches,matche with Sundowns’ fate sealed when they lost 2-0 at Jomo Cosmos in the pepenultimate round. Morgan Gould was nanamed Footballer of the Year and SuperSportSuper teammate Daine Klate the PlayerPlaye of the Season. Hunt was again best coach and Sundowns’ Katlego MphelaMp top-scorer with 17 goals.
Pirates claimed their first title in eight seasons, but had Ajax to thank. Ajax needed a home win over Maritzburg on the final day to be sure of winning the title, but a howler from goalkeeper Hans Vonk, in the final game of his career, meant they could only draw 2-2. Pirates won the league on goal-difference and also claimed the MTN8 and Nedbank Cup in a ‘Treble’ season. Ruud Krol won Coach of the Season, while Ajax’s Thulani Serero was Footballer of the Year, Players’ Player and Player of the Season. Knowledge Musona was topscorer with 15 goals.
For the second season running Pirates won a hat-trick of titles as they claimed the league, MTN8 and Telkom Knockout. Swallows, coached by Igesund, had put up a valiant fight but finished second, two points behind The Buccaneers. That earned Igesund Coach of the Season, while Siyabonga Nomvethe made history by claiming the Footballer of the Year, Players’ Player of the Season, Player of the Season and top-scorer prizes, the only man in history to do this. He finished with 19 league goals.
Stuart Baxter arrived at Chiefs at the start of the season and duly delivered the league and cup ‘Double’ at the first attempt, beating Platinum Stars into second place in the league and beating SuperSport in the Nedbank Cup decider. Baxter was named Coach of the Season, while the PSL discarded the Footballer of the Year trophy as goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune claimed the Player of the Season award. Moroka Swallows forward Katlego Mashego was the leading scorer, finishing off with 13 league goals.
Chiefs looked to be heading for back-toback league successes before Mamelodi Sundowns, with Pitso Mosimane now in charge, embarked on a 10-game winning run to overhaul what was at one stage an 11-point deficit to sprint to the title by two points. Attacking midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi from Bidvest Wits was named Player of the Season, while The Brazilians’ mentor Mosimane won the Coach of the Season prize. Chiefs’ Bernard Parker won the topscorer prize with a record low tally of just 10 goals.
Chiefs won their first eight leagueg games of the season and embarked on a 19-game unbeaten run ass they cantered to the league title. Their first loss was a 2-0 defeat at SuperSport United in February. They finished a massive 12 points ahead d of second-placed Sundowns. wns. Defender Tefu Mashamaitete won Player of the Season, Baxterter was the best coach and Free Statetate Stars striker Moeketsi Sekolaola was top-scorer with 14 goals.oals.
With Baxter ggone, Chiefs failed to fire and ended fifth. Wits were in the race up until the finafinal month, but it was Sundowns who marched to the trophy with a recorecord number of points (71), recorecord number of wins (22) and equaequalling their own record for goals scoreds (55). Khama Billiat won Player of the Season, MosimaneMosi was the best coach and CCollins Mbesuma became the fifirst player to win the topscorertopsc prize twice after nettingnettin 14 times for Aces.